65 FREE STEMS TRACKS - FREE DOWNLOADS

Free Download Stems Creator by Native Instruments

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Free Creator by Native Instruments

In case you have missed it, there is a new way for both Producers to make tracks, and for DJs to be able to play them.

One main use of STEMS is to enable a DJ to be able to truly customise his performance by using different ‘streams’ of a particular track, for example if you want to use just the drums as part of your mix then you can select the drums only stream. Alternatively maybe you want to select just the vocals to use in your mix between 2 tracks, then a file enable you do do it without the sometimes inadequate DJ method of using the low, mid and high mixer options to fade out the parts you want to hear less of.

Using STEMS can therefore bring much greater clarity and less muffled sound to your mixes in any live performance.

Native Instruments has released a FREE STEMS CREATOR which we have the download links for later in this post, but first here is a tutorial video how to use it to create your first STEM file :

Free download of Native Instruments Free Stem Creator

The Native Instruments Free Stem Creator is available for both Windows and Mac. Here are the download links for each :

WINDOWS FREE DOWNLOAD : HERE

APPLE MAC FREE DOWNLOAD : HERE

FREE STEMS CREATOR USER MANUAL : HERE

Converting your tracks to the new STEMS format using Native Instruments Free Stem Creator

We have also found a useful video tutorial video to help you convert your tracks to the new STEMS format here :

More about the STEMS format

STEMS are made of 4 (well 5) tracks built into an industry standard MP4 file container. A drums stem, a bassline stem, a harmony stem, and a lead stem for example. The Stem file also includes the original stereo master of the track for standard playback therefore making 5 in total.

Stem files will carry a stem.mp4 extension. For example: filename.stem.mp4

By using the MP4 container, what this also does is add the option in the future to add either single or multiple VIDEO streams into the same file for VJ integration.

For DJs – How to purchase STEMS you can use in your sets

STEMS are gaining popularity across multiple genres, with now quite a few labels and artists embracing the format, as well as online retailers selling them. The most popular online stores where you can buy STEMS are :

Beatport – http://pro.beatport.com
Bleep – http://bleep.com
Juno – http://junodownload.com
Traxsource – http://www.traxsource.com
whatpeopleplay – http://www.whatpeopleplay.com
Wasabeat – http://www.wasabeat.com

Here is a list of some of the well known labels already releasing their music on STEMS :

50 Weapons
Abstract Architecture
Afterglow
Alphahouse
Autofake
Axtone Records
Baroque Records
BassBoxDigital
Black Hole Recordings
BluFin
Bonzai Progressive
Bpitch Control
Bulletdoge Records
Cadenza
Chapter 24 Records
Chopstick Dubplate
Cocoon Recordings
Cr2 Records
Crispy Crust Records
Dear Deer
Deeptown Music
Diatology Records
Dim Mak Records
Dirtybird
Dubsided
EPM
Exposure Music
Factor City
Fade Records
Ferox Records
Fields
FLASH Recordings
Formatik Records
Get Physical
Get Twisted Records
Ghostly International
Green
Herzblut Recordings
Hotflush Recordings
Hospital Records
Hot Mom USA
Hydrozoa
Hypercolour
I Records
InFiné
Intacto
Intec
Items & Things
Jungle Cakes
KD Music
Ki Records
King Street Sounds
Kling Klong
KMS
Lapsus Music
Large Music
Le Mar Production
m-nus
Mad Decent
Manufactured Music
Milk & Sugar
mobilee Records
Monaberry
Monkeytown Records
Moody Recordings
Motech
Moon Harbour
Mundo Recordings
Myth Music
Nervous Records
Noir Music
Objectivity
Ocean Trax
Octopus Recordings
Omnis Recordings
Ovum Records
OWSLA
Pijamastep
Pild Records
Piston Recordings
Planet E
Poker Flat Recordings
R&S
RAM Records
Rejected
Robsoul Recordings
Room With A View
Sci + Tec
Shitkatapult

Side Records
Sincopat
Smiley Fingers
Spektra Recordings
Spinnin Records
Suara
Systematic Recordings
Tectonic
Terminal M
Third Ear Recordings
Toolroom Records
Touched
Traum
Tronic
Turbo Recordings
Ultra Music
Upon You Records
Vicious Bitch
Vintage Music Label
VIVa Music
Voltage Musique Records
Watergate Records
Yoshitoshi Recordings

Quite a big list as you can see, and notice in there are Drum and Bass heavyweights Hospital Records, Ram Records, and Shogun Audio !!

DJ Hardware/Software compatible with STEMS

Native Instruments with STEMS compatibility include the Traktor Kontrol D2, Traktor Kontrol S8, Traktor Kontrol F1, all using the DJ software Traktor Pro 2. Other manufacturers are expected to follow in the coming months and years.

Other useful resources for STEMS

Here is another tutorial video explaining how you can extract specific streams from STEMS :

And another tutorial showing some of the uses of the Traktor sample decks with STEMS :

Added 8th November 2015 :

Video here showing how to use STEMS with the Traktor Kontrol F1 –

ENJOY !!!

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